"Personally, I would say the two are compatible. I would class myself as a Zen Atheist.
However, some of what you are describing borders on 'magical thinking'. There is nothing in Zen as far as I know it that claims to be able to influence…"
"I think it's just coincidence. I've had a full beard for 12 years and over that time my chest hair has spread down to my stomach but that's just age. The same would have happened if I'd shaved for the whole time."
It's just seems natural that Art of Manliness should have a barbershop group. My intent of this group is to gather and share general thoughts and experiences concerning barbershops. Anything from a good barbershop that you have found to pictures and stories of shops you have visited to discussing anything barbershop. See More
"I found the full thing - It's a Gough Whitlam remark
"When Sir Winton Turnbull was raving and ranting on the adjournment and shouted: "I am a Country member". I interjected "I remember". He could not understand why, for…"
"1. carry a pocket knife
Not for me - as at least one other respondent has said, outside the US it can be seen as a weapon. However for camping/fishing it's a must
2. pee standing up
Of course! It's one of the greatest things about being a…"
"It seems to me that society has lost the difference between focusing on the self and selfishness. Many people seem to think that 'finding yourself' means doing exactly what you want and to hell with the consequences rather than taking a…"
"I don't agree 100%. I think you're right in that sometimes the phrase 'finding myself' is just used as an excuse to act like an asshole but that's not always the case.
You may have been lucky but I had some quite turbulent…"
"I am partially interested in "a conversation about what history we should teach." But primarily I am interested in what benefits the users here derive from history and what purpose it has for them, either personally or in any broader…"
I've followed some of your comments to Rusty. I'm particularly interested in this comment:
Ok to begin. Stop doing crunches. Completely and all together. Don't do anymore direct ab work which uses your abs as prime movers. No…"
Good evening, everyone! My name is Steve (or Steven, if you're like my fiance and are particular about that sort of thing). I'm a writer and illustrator who works as a school custodian in the spare time between daydreaming about how to make a living scrawling and drawing. For about three years, I've been an avid reader of AoM. My first exposure was given by a very bearded buddy of mine who, in his mockery of my inability to grow a proper beard, sent me a link to the AoM "How to Grow a Manly…See More